Panicum capillare 'Sparkling Fountain'

Beautiful, airy grass which forms great puffs of green to edge a border. More
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Beautiful, airy grass which forms great puffs of green to edge a border.

One of the best upper-storey foliage plants for arranging you can grow. Just add 3-5 stems to any arrangement to transform a vase.

Genus Panicum
Variety Sparkling Fountain
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors February-April, or direct sow April-June. Cover thinly.
Care Tips Grows well in container pots. Keep watered in dry weather and keep weed free.
Flowering July - October
Vase Life Dries well, so has an indefinite vase life.
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Fabulous Foliage for 2016

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Reviewed 18th July 2018 by Jane

These have shot up over the last month or so... don't be fooled by their 'weedy' appearance when they arrive... I hadn't realised how large they become! Each plant has loads of beautiful airy plumes. Next year I will be more sparing when planting them amongst flowers in the borders... Planted them between cosmos and echinacea, and they looked stunning.

Great grass

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Reviewed 15th July 2017 by Lucy Craig

I heard about this grass on Arthur Parkinson's blog and I now know why he recommended it for the border and for flower arranging. I was a little concerned when I first planted it out as it looked like, well , grass. I even stuck labels next to the plants to stop them being weeded. Within couple of weeks they had formed healthy clumps and are still looking good in amongst the flowers.

Panicum 'Frosted Explosion'

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Reviewed 11th April 2017 by Jean cox

I loved this grass, l planted it in my borders amongst my plants last year it looked lovely. This year l will be planting it in my pots as well

Airy grass

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Reviewed 1st March 2016 by Gill Guest

Brilliant airy grass. Adds a meadow feel to any bunch of flowers. Lasts well in water. Dries and stays looking good, well, as far as I can make out, indefinitely! I've had a bunch in a vase on my windowsill all winter.

fantastic grass

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Reviewed 9th February 2016 by lynne horton

I have grown this for two years and will do again this year. Very easy and looks amazing in pots either mixed in with other plants or massed on its own.